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Kindness Challenge - Roger Sermon Follow-Up

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On Sunday, Roger challenged the congregation to be kinder and more generous with each other. This is a good reminder to all of us, and, in case you weren't there, here is that portion of the sermon. I want to challenge you to be a kinder person. I recently read The Kindness Challenge by Shaunti...

Sitting on a Powder Keg?

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Five over sites that will blow up your estate plan and how to defuse themWe’ve all heard the dangers of “sitting on a powder keg” – that thing could blow up at any time!   Sadly, many Christian families are not aware that they are sitting on a powder keg when it...

What happens to my stuff when I die?

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In the church, when we talk about “stewardship,” we often think about what we give, but stewardship is really about what we keep and how we use the resources God has blessed us with. A most uncomfortable question is “what would happen to all my stuff when I die?” Thinking...

How's Your Neighboring?

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This past Sunday I asked the question, “what if our family moved out of the neighborhood . . . would anyone notice or care?” While we tend to take Jesus’s commandment to love our neighbor generally, what if He actually wants us to love our neighbor? I suggested several ideas...

God for Us

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When Matthew tells the story of the birth of Jesus, he includes a passage from Isaiah 7:14 to connect the birth to that which was predicted in 734 BC: “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they...

Surprised in Romania

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For the past few years, my wife, Wanda, and I have gone to Romania right before Christmas. This trip is taken with our mission partner, Remember the Children. During this time we distribute Christmas gift boxes to orphan and disadvantaged children and visit and encourage our Christian...

A New Beginning

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Revelation 21.9-22.21 In this last scene of his vision, John is transported to the very end of time. What he sees is not an end, but a new beginning—a new heaven and a new earth. The tree of life comes back into the story and becomes a place of “healing for the nations&rdquo...

Be Careful What You Say

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James 3.1-12 I learned a song in Sunday School with the “oh be careful little tongue what you say.” This is a summary of the first twelve verses of James 3. He reminds us of how much damage our words can do. Although we can tame wild animals, it is hard to keep our tongues under...

Pass it On!

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You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV) Paul continues his advice to his “student” Timothy by...